Ewingsdale First World War and Second World War Roll of Honour

Ewingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of HonourEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, top of board close upEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, small soldier ornament close upEwingsdale World Wars I and II Roll of Honour, as viewed in the hall interiorEwingsdale Community Hall, exterior
Description

The memorial board made of wood and lists 43 veterans from the area who signed up for service in the First and Second World Wars, 23 and 20 respectively. It includes two veterans who volunteered for the Women’s Services. It is approximately three feet wide and five foot six inches tall. It is mounted at the end of the Ewingsdale Community Hall adjacent to the entrance door and was dedicated in 1946.

Attached to the top left hand side of the memorial board is an ornament of a First World War veteran. Also, on top in the centre of the memorial board, crossed Australian and British flags are seen and between the top of the flag poles is the outline of the Australian Rising Sun Badge.

Below the memorial heading are two floral emblems. On the left hand side is the NSW waratah and on the right is the Australian emblem, the wattle. On the body of the memorial board, above the names is a scroll with the words ‘For King and Country’. Surrounding the scroll are the second set of Australian and British flags and the shields for the British and French nations.

Notes on veteran names:

  • Four of the veterans listed were killed in action (KIA) and one died of disease while on active service.
  • Mr F Woods, is marked as KIA but could not be confirmed as a Mr Wood from the local area.
  • There are two sets of brothers who joined the services and two veterans who might be relatives.
  • Five of the veterans listed are unable to be traced or identified with confidence as from Ewingsdale or the surrounding areas on the Australian Imperial Force or the National Archives of Australia databases. 

Additional information:

The Ewingsdale Community Hall is one of two of the most historic buildings in the Byron Bay area. It was built in 1908 and located on William Flick Lane (formerly the Pacific Highway) which is lined with large Moreton Bay fig trees. The Hall belongs to the Ewingsdale Community Association and is popular for weddings, events and classes of many kinds.

Materials
  • Timber
Inscription

EWINGSDALE ROLL OF HONOUR

FOR KING AND COUNTRY

WORLD WAR ONE 1914 - 1918
[Names]

WORLD WAR TWO 1939 - 1945 
[Names]

WOMEN'S SERVICES.
[Names]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Lance Corporal J Blanche First World War, 1914–18 Returned to Australia (RTA) 1790 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 41st Australian Infantry Battalion view
Corporal C Boyle First World War, 1914–18 4453 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 9th Australian Infantry Battalion view
Private W Boyle Second World War, 1939–45 NX47808 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/11th Field Ambulance view
Sapper P O Buckley Second World War, 1939–45 NX109975 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 2/22nd Field Park Company view
Private B K Buckley Second World War, 1939–45 NX117094 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 28th Australian Works Company view
Private T Byrne Second World War, 1939–45 NX131336 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 41st Australian Infantry Brigade view
Corporal D E Coles Second World War, 1939–45 NX109977 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) NG Force Infantry Regiments view
Gunner Patrica Fenwick Second World War, 1939–45 NF465607 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 66 Search Light Battery view
Private W Gorman First World War, 1914–18 7181 Australian Army - First Australian Imperial Force (1st AIF) 49th Infantry Battalion view
Private F W Hall Second World War, 1939–45 N298422 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) 38th Employment Company view
Address
William Flick Lane,
Ewingsdale Community Hall,
Ewingsdale NSW 2481
Local Government Area
  • Byron Shire
Setting
  • Building – inside
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Conflict/s
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Second World War, 1939–45

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